January/February 2005 issue

The 8th Circuit Remembers Judge Richard Sheppard Arnold

On January 10, 2004, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit held a memorial session in honor of Judge Richard Sheppard Arnold. Judge Arnold passed away in September of 2004. The session took place in the en banc courtroom on the 28 floor of the th Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse in St. Louis, Missouri.

The session was attended by Judge Arnold’s family, friends, and legal colleagues from around the country as well as court staff and members of the Eighth Circuit Bar Association. Speakers offered thoughtful and fond remembrances of the judge as they shared their personal experiences and insights about him. Those speakers included Judge Arnold’s brother Judge Morris Sheppard Arnold of the Eighth Circuit, Senator Dale Bumpers, Philip Anderson, Polly Price, Price Marshall, James Layton, Judge Deanell R. Tacha of the Tenth Circuit, Judge Donald P. Lay of the Eight Circuit, and Judge Theodore McMillian of the Eighth Circuit.

A short reception was held after the session, just outside the en banc courtroom where attendees could look at the library’s display about Judge Arnold’s career and family. Many thanks to Judge Arnold’s wife, Kay Kelly Arnold, and Judge Morris Sheppard Arnold for so generously sharing the many photographs and other items that were used in the display.

A full transcript of the memorial session will appear in the Federal Reporter in the coming months. We will let you know of the citation as soon as it becomes available.

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